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Craft-beer bar Growler USA opens in Rotunda in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood

Chain craft-beer bar Growler USA has opened in Hampden’s Rotunda.

The pub, the first Maryland location for the Oregon chain, is located in the mixed-use development at 727 W. 40th St., where it joins other Rotunda restaurants such as Mi & Yu Noodle Bar, Mod Pizza and Moby Dick House of Kabob.

In addition to beer, the 93-seat restaurant serves wine, root beer and cold-pressed coffee.

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'Where do we go?' Baltimore's gay nightlife takes a hit with Grand Central's impending closure

Thursday nights are typically packed at Grand Central, perhaps the largest remaining gay nightclub in Baltimore.

Patrons crowd the club’s dance floor and bar watching fierce lip-syncing routines while gulping down $3-vodka drinks amid pulsating music, strobe lights and colorful lasers.

“It’s great again,” said Derek Chavis, a 33-year-old Mount Vernon resident.

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Grand Central, possibly Baltimore's largest gay nightclub, to close under new owners

Grand Central, possibly Baltimore’s largest gay nightclub, has been sold.

Former owner Don Davis confirmed the sale of the 15,000-square-foot property at 1001-1003 N. Charles St. Monday afternoon.

The Mount Vernon property was sold to Baltimore-based Landmark Partners for $1.4 million, Davis said. Davis originally asked for $1.85 million.

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Tales of the burlesque backroom: A 101-year-old Baltimore woman's celeb-filled memories of a bygone era

As a teenager in New York, Florence Woolston hooked school to answer an ad for girls who wanted to be in the movies. She got the job, spent three weeks doing extra work, and got seriously bitten by the showbiz bug. By the time she was 16, using the name Sandra Ellis, she was performing in front of audiences full-time.

“I made up my mind that I wanted to go on the stage,” she says.

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Cannabis-infused beer? Flying Dog is seeking approval to brew one

Two Frederick-based companies are seeking permission to market a cannabis-infused non-alcoholic beer in Maryland for patients approved to use medical marijuana.

Called Hop Chronic, the Indian pale ale would be a joint venture of Flying Dog Brewery and Green Leaf Medical Cannabis.

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Guinness' head brewer in Baltimore area named Beer Person of the Year

Hollie Stephenson, head brewer for the Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House in Halethorpe, has been named 2019 Beer Person of the Year by "Imbibe" magazine.

A photo of a smiling Stephenson standing inside the Baltimore County plant — the Irish beer maker’s first stateside brewery since 1954 — can be found in the Jan. 8 issue of “Imbibe.” An article by Joshua M.

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